Laurie Frankel will read from her third novel This is How It Always Is
Saturday, March 18, 2017 ~ 7 pm
Hoffman Center for the Arts,Manzanita
This is How It Always Is involves a family of five boys, the youngest of whom becomes a girl. Frankel has drawn on her own experiences as a parent with a transgender daughter, to write a novel for anyone who has to toss out the best laid plans in the face of the unexpected, and for anyone who finds changes both terrifying and miraculous.
“Well-plotted, well-researched, and unflaggingly interesting…As thought-provoking a domestic novel as we have seen this year.”―Kirkus
“Frankel’s slightly askew voice…keeps the narrative sharp and surprising. This is a wonderfully contradictory story—heartwarming and generous, yet written with a wry sensibility.”
“It’s early days, but this big-hearted novel about a family with a transgender child is in the lead for the most sensitively and sincerely told story of 2017… Frankel’s portrayal of even the most openhearted parents’ doubts and fears around a child’s gender identity elevates this novel. -People (Book of the Week)
Frankel is the author of two previous novels, The Atlas of Love and Goodbye for Now. She lives in Seattle with her daughter and husband.
Frankel will offer a workshop during the day on “Project Journaling” from 1 to 3:30 pm.
Journaling about your writing project increases your productivity and publishing success. It works no matter what you’re writing (novel, memoir, short stories, nonfiction, poetry, blog posts). Most published authors use some version of this tool.
The idea is that in addition to writing whatever you’re writing, you also write about it — your goals/milestones, your thoughts about directions to go next, realizations about what you need to go back and fix, research done and how it might be incorporated, research that still needs doing, problem-solving, to-do lists. Learn how to make the most of this tool.
The workshop will be held at the Hoffman Center for the Arts and tuition is $40. Register using the Add to Cart button below.
Following Frankel’s reading and Q&A in the evening, we’ll have our popular Open Mic where up to nine local or visiting writers will read 5 minutes of their original work. The suggested (not required) theme for the evening’s Open Mic is “Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes.” Admission for the evening reading is $7.
The Manzanita Writers’ Series is a program of the Hoffman Center for the Arts and will
be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue)
For further information contact Kathie Hightower, firstname.lastname@example.org